As European farmers and peasants, we live in a complex system, where natural biodiversity is closely linked to cultivated biodiversity, where our life in the countryside is strongly linked to our capacity to produce. The food we are able to grow, harvest or process becomes the basis for feeding our families and communities. Our ability to produce, consume and sell food is the basis of European food sovereignty; the ability to access seeds and natural resources, as well as the knowledge heritage of agro-biodiversity, has enabled us to practice a type of agriculture that is more adaptable to the different and potentially adverse conditions we are already experiencing in the context of health, economic and climatic crises.
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